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Eye of the Beholder II: The Legend of Darkmoon

MobyRank MobyScore
Amiga
89
3.9
PC-98
...
4.0
DOS
86
3.9
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Description

The Archmage Khelben summons the Heroes of Waterdeep, slayers of the Beholder Xanathar, for another mission. Strange things are happening in the forests near Waterdeep, centered around the Temple Darkmoon. People have been disappearing and shallow graves containing human remains have been found. Khelben teleports the party to the forests near Darkmoon so they may find out what kind of evil is working in the towers of the temple.

Eye of the Beholder II: The Legend of Darkmoon is, like its predecessor, a first-person dungeon-crawling role-playing game based on the second edition of AD&D rules. It uses the same point-and-click gameplay mechanics and controls as the first game, with only minor changes. The game is set entirely in pseudo-3D maze-like areas; no automapping is available. Combat flows in real time, and characters can move as a single unit to lure enemies or avoid blows.

A starting party consists of four characters, which can be transferred from the earlier game or created from scratch. Six classes (Fighter, Ranger, Paladin, Cleric, Mage, and Thief) are available. Characters can reach higher levels and learn new spells, must face new and tough monsters, and solve multiple puzzles. Compared to the first game, many more illustrated NPC encounters and cutscenes were added.

Screenshots

Eye of the Beholder II: The Legend of Darkmoon FM Towns Title screen
Eye of the Beholder II: The Legend of Darkmoon FM Towns Intro
Eye of the Beholder II: The Legend of Darkmoon Amiga Another pressure plate puzzle
Eye of the Beholder II: The Legend of Darkmoon DOS This lizard has no chance! Watch how my well-disguised mage casts fireballs on him!

Alternate Titles

  • "Eye of The Beholder II: Legende von Darkmoon" -- German title
  • "EOB2" -- Abbreviated, often-referred-to title.

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User Reviews

Extremely challenging, and extremely good. DOS Tomer Gabel (4388)
One of the best old-time RPGs, perfect at all places DOS Optimus (80)
A milestone in rpg's DOS Staffan Bengtsson (4)

The Press Says

Amiga Action Amiga Jun, 1992 93 out of 100 93
Amiga Computing Amiga Jul, 1992 93 out of 100 93
Joystick (French) Amiga Jul, 1992 93 out of 100 93
Zero Amiga Jun, 1992 91 out of 100 91
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) DOS Jan, 1992 893 out of 1000 89
Computer and Video Games (CVG) DOS Feb, 1992 86 out of 100 86
Amiga Power Amiga Jun, 1992 86 out of 100 86
Amiga Joker Amiga May, 1992 86 out of 100 86
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) DOS Jan, 1992 10 out of 12 83
Power Play DOS Mar, 1992 82 out of 100 82

Forums

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Third time's the charm? 5 vedder (20153)
Jun 25, 2010

Trivia

Awards

  • Amiga Joker
    • Issue 02/1993 – #2 Best RPG of 1992 (Readers' Vote)

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Contributed to by Terok Nor (18453), Tomer Gabel (4388), אולג 小奥 (169161) and MAT (72576)